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Big Picture: History of Fire Power
DVD Copied by Timothy Vollmer. HISTORY OF FIRE POWER TOLD ON "THE BIG PICTURE" -- "History of Fire Power" is the story of man's weaponry from the caveman's punch to the missile man's firepower. Recalling man's repeated assurance that the "ultimate has been achieved," the film goes on to show how he shrugs it off with a "maybe so." From the dawn of history, the developing art of war has been a story of the struggle of military men to extend the range and power of the fist - the struggle to make it bigger, more effective, more capable of delivering a knockout punch. The United States Army has that "knockout" punch. Its mission is the defense of our nation and the stakes are greater than ever before. Some of the many fine aspects of the film deal with the Army's programs of research and development which continue to improve today's punch and strive to anticipate tomorrow's. Only in that way can the Army fulfill its mission. Only in that way can it assure itself that whenever and wherever the need arises, our bigger, stronger fist can strike to win.